Vado Life Concealed Manual Shower Valve - 1 Outlet
The stylish Life concealed manual shower valve from Vado, has been designed to control one outlet. Control your fixed shower head, shower handset or bath spout with ease and style, thanks to this valve. Using the single lever, you can control the water flow and temperature with ease. Simply lift and turn to get it just right.
And with a ceramic disc cartridge, the lever will be smooth to use giving you more precise control. The protective but stylish chrome finish is ideal for modern showering environments, highly easy to keep clean with a non-porous surface chrome will withstand rust from regular jets of water.
• Concealed manual shower valve to control 1 outlet
• Chrome finish
• Ceramic disc technology
• Fittings for 1/2" & 3/4" pipework
• Minimum water pressure required 0.2 Bar (shower)
• Minimum water pressure required 1.5 Bar (bath)
• 15 year guarantee
• WRAS approved
• Width: 100mm
• Height: 160mm
• Max depth 103mm
• Optimum installation depth 67mm
• x2 Female inlets 1/2"
• x2 Female outlets 1/2"
• Min-max wall mount 52-58mm
|Global Trade Item Number||5052120149485|
|Type||Concealed Shower Valves|
|Brand Range||Vado Life|
|Minimum Water PressureMore information||0.2|
|Number of OutletsMore information||1 Outlet|
|Mounting Type||Wall Mounted|
|Handle Type||Lever, Single Control|
|Cartridge TypeMore information||Ceramic Disc|
|GuaranteeMore information||15 Years|
Your water pressure depends on your home's water system. It’s important to consider water pressure when buying a new tap or shower. Buying a product with a minimum water pressure that’s too high for your home will result in poor performance.
- With a combi boiler you can usually expect between 1 and 2 bar
- With a gravity system (cold water tank in attic) you may have as little as 0.1 or 0.2 bar upstairs, and perhaps 0.5 bar downstairs
- With a high pressure unvented system (hot water cylinder, no cold water tank) you will generally have between 1 and 3 bar
You can install an item with a low minimum pressure rating on a high pressure system, but avoid installing an item with a high minimum rating on a low pressure system! Read our guide to water pressure to learn more.
This indicates how many water outlets you can pair with your shower valves. Choosing valves with more outlets will give you flexibility over the number of products you can add to your shower.
Each outlet from your shower valve will divert water to the section of your shower that needs it, so each extra outlet allows you to add another product. For example: with 1 outlet you could have just a fixed shower head. 2 outlets will allow you to have a fixed shower head and shower handset. 3 will allow both of these with the addition of a body jet.
Taps use either a ceramic disc cartridge or a rubber compression washer to control flow. Rubber washers will naturally wear down with use, and the tap handle will require more and more rotations to turn on or off. On the plus side, it's very easy to replace a rubber washer and they're available everywhere.
Ceramic disc cartridges need only a 90-degree rotation to fully open or close, and the 2 ceramic plates are incredibly hard-wearing and resilient. They're more expensive to make, but they allow for a huge range of designs, easy operation and simple maintenance if needed.
Whilst it is rare for a ceramic cartridge to need replacing, you may very occasionally need to remove and rinse the cartridge if grit or debris within the water system is preventing the 2 plates from closing properly. Much like replacing a rubber washer, this is a quick and easy job, and will ensure many years of use.
Please note that these guarantees are provided by the manufacturer, and will be subject to individual terms and conditions, for example avoiding abrasive bleach-based cleaning products.
If you need further info about a specific manufacturer's guarantee, please contact our team.
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